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Physics

Physics

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE’s A* - C which include a grade B in GCSE Science and Maths

Course Content

Module 1:  

Development of practical skills. 

Module 2:  

Foundations of physics. 

Module 3:  

Forces and motion. 

Module 4:  

Electrons, waves, and photons. 

Module 5:  

Newtonian world and astrophysics. 

Module 6:  

Particles and medical physics. 

Modules 1-4 are completed in year 1 

Modules 5 and 6 are completed in year 2

Assessment

Paper 1 Modelling physics 

Modules 1, 2, 3, 5            

2 hr 15 mins 37% 

 Paper 2 Exploring physics 

Modules 1, 2, 4, 6 

2 hr 15 mins 37% 

 Paper 3  Unified physic 

All modules 

1 hr 30 mins 26% 

Practical endorsement for physics – minimum of 12 practical activities completed over the 2 years

Career Pathways

A Level Physics is either essential or recommended for studying degrees in Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Architecture, Computer Science, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Maths, Materials Science, Sports Science, Surveying, Psychology, and Teaching. 

A level Physics can lead to careers in a wide range of areas including: engineering, astronomy, robotics, renewable energies, computer science, communications, space exploration, science writing, sports and games technology, research and nanotechnology.

Extra-Curricular

STEM Club.